Smart casual: Dress pants and sneakers

Busy days require a simple, yet stylish look. Today, “the look” is about how we wear dress pants and sneakers.

dress pants and sneakers

To be honest, dress pants and sneakers it is a little of an understated look. I don’t understand why, because if done correctly it is super cool, fashionable and stylish. I don’t even have to say anything about how comfortable this look is.

The more elegant the trousers, the better, because the juxtaposition will create more of a balancing look.

When you want to go for this kind of look, what’s really important is the tailoring of the pants. You can wear them with a basic white t-shirt, but the dress pants need to have an impeccable fit. The reason why I’m saying this, it is because you really don’t want to look like you’re just commuting to work in your comfy shoes.

Bringing the look to the casual side by adding the sneakers and the white tee, I felt the need tp add a touch of glam. The pearl suspenders was the best accessory to complete the look.

I would highly recommend this outfit even for office, casual business meetings or even as a daily look, when your to do list seems never ending.

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

dress pants and sneakers

Dress pants: Zara

T-shirt: DKNY

Jacket: H&M

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Suspenders: here

 

 

Turtleneck midi bodycon dress

Lately I’ve been into buying basic pieces, that I can dress them up or down and mix them with some statement ones. That was my reason when I bought this turtleneck midi bodycon dress.

turtleneck dress

I was on the hunt for the perfect black turtleneck dress for ages. I just didn’t find one that would match my criteria.

All I wanted was a turtleneck dress made of a thick material, so I can wear it in the cold months too. It would have a mid-calf length and long sleeves. Trust me, it wasn’t easy, but I scored when I found this one at Zara.

There are a lot of days when I feel that I don’t have anything to wear (I’m sure you know the feeling) or when I’m just too tired to think of a complex outfit. Then all I would want is to go outside in my PJ and put 0 effort in getting ready.

This kind of dresses it was for sure created for those kind of days. Super easy to style, they allow you to dress them up or down just by choosing what shoes are you going to wear.

It is a super comfortable dress, but it’s very sexy in the same time. I can say that is my version of a LBD for the winter.

I styled mine with a short silver biker jacket too add a little contrast with the dress. The booties have a little bit of a heel but they are comfortable to walk around in them.

The beauty of such a simple turtleneck dress is that you can go crazy with the accessories without being too much.

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

turtleneck dress

Dress: Zara

Jacket: H&M

Booties: here

Necklace and Bag: Zara

 

 

Classy black- tricks in achieving an elegant all black look

Today I want to talk about the classy black. Achieving an elegant and classy all black look, is not difficult if you keep in mind a few rules.

Today I want to talk about the classy black. Achieving an elegant and classy all black look, is not difficult if you keep in mind a few rules.

When you think about an elegant, feminine, all black outfit, what’s the first think that comes into your mind? For me, it is Coco Chanel with her staple “little black dress”.

Black looks good on all hair colors, skin tones; black is elegant and timeless.

If you want to approach an all black outfit and look fashionable, I’ll share some tips with you that help me every time.

First of all, in every all black outfits, the most important thing that you should pay attention to, is fitting. True that black is slimming, however you don’t want to look shapeless. So, take advantage of it’s flattering attribute and wear more fitted clothes.

I’m guilty of this one. My all time favorite trick in a monochrome outfit (especially black) is: bold accessorizing. In today’s outfit, for example, I made a statement with the feather brooch. It completely changed the blazer, from a simple piece, to one that draws all the attention.

If you feel the need to add a pop of color, you can do it by choosing a pair of shoes in a bold color.

I wanted to keep my shoes black, because these blue, sparkly pearl socks just stole my heart. I just saw them perfectly integrated in this look; they are in the same styling zone with my whole outfit.

A mix of pearls, lace and feathers… can it get any better? Oh, yes my dear! Red lips. I always though that you have to create a balance between your outfit and your hairstyle and makeup. Don’t forget that is part of the look.

A cat eye liner and red lips was everything that I needed to complete this classy black look.

What are the occasions, when you like to wear an all black outfit?

Have a great week my lovelies,

XoXo, OD!

all black

classy black

Full outfit: H&M

Shoes: Christian Louboutin here

Brooch: here

Socks: here

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

 

How to wear your oversized jacket as a dress

Hello my lovelies,

In today’s post, I’ve created a look with this gorgeous oversized jean jacket. I have styled it different in this post, so if you want to see how it looks, check it out.

Being an oversized jacket, is super versatile and you can mix it with almost everything in your closet: dresses, skirts, pants and why not, even with jeans.

The slouchy look of it, makes it also perfect for some serious layering in the cold season.

In today’s post, I want to show you that if you are out of ideas, or in a “I don’t have anything to wear” moment, even a jacket can be worn as a dress.

For this particular jacket, I think you need to add a belt to accentuate your waist, so you avoid the boxy look given by the jacket. I told you in a previous post that I like to style everything with a brooch so I decided that this belt looked awesome with this cute spider brooch.

The stockings and the boots gives the perfect rock-ish look to the entire outfit.

I hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

XoXo, OD

 

Jacket: Zara

Stockings: H&M

Belt: BCBG

Brooch: here

Boots: Zara

Glen plaid skirt

Hello my lovelies,

It’s not just sweater and knits season, fall is also great to wear some plaid pattern pieces.

The glen plaid is a combination of small and large checks and usually we can find it in muted neutrals (gray, brown, beige and black). The beauty of this color scheme is that it gives you unlimited possibilities for mixing it with other colors.

This print makes me think of fall for sure, but trust me, I couldn’t put on anything more than a skirt and a T-shirt, because October in LA means over 100 degrees F (38C). It has been pretty challenging to come up with great fall outfit ideas, when all I want to wear are super light beach dresses.

Some of you guys, that are actually enjoying the nice October weather, you can also wear this outfit just by throwing a coat or blazer over your shoulder.

Being a pencil skirt with a plaid pattern it will make you think first of an office outfit, so I definitely wanted to take it out of that zone and style it a little different.

I went more for a casual-elegant look, dressed down the skirt by adding the T-shirt, but still kept a little of it’s elegancy with the high heels.

Skirt and T-shirt: H&M

Leather top: Zara

Booties: Chinese Laundry

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Earrings: Zara

 

How to style: pleated midi leather skirt

Hello lovelies,

If there is an item, that you definitely need to have it ready for the fall season is the pleated midi leather skirt.

I wanna start by telling you, that with this particular item,  you have to pay a little more attention to your height, when you choose your midi skirt length.

A midi skirt can be anywhere from your knee to your calf, but if you are petite, you should choose a midi skirt that will sit above your mid-calf and wear it with high-heels, so you will give the impression of longer legs. If you are tall, my dear, you are lucky because you can wear any length for your midi skirt.

Styling a midi skirt is not that easy, even if it’s such a versatile piece and allows you to create so many different looks, you have to pay attention to the volume that you create. You don’t wanna look like you have been swallowed up by a big ball of fabric. Just know your body and play with proportions.

For today’s post a styled a pleated midi leather skirt in two, totally different ways: for the first styling option, I chose to go with a more of an edgy look, and in the second one, a more feminine, girly-girl look with a twist.

Hat: BCBG

T-Shirt: Karl Lagerfeld

Skirt: BCBG

Boots: Steve Madden

Belt: Top Shop

Bag: Zara

Bracelets: AliExpress

Sweater: Diesel

Blanket Scarf: Zara

Skirt: BCBG

Sandals: Steve Madden

Socks: H&M

Bag: Karl Lagerfeld

Sunnies: Miu Miu

Bracelets: Forever XXI

 

 

 

 

How to style faux leather dress

Hello my lovelies,

Leather is one of the most stylish fabric, that I love to wear it all year round.

I really love the way it looks even if we talk about skinnies, biker jackets, skirts or dresses.

Leather itself is a fabric that makes quite a statement, so that being said I would definitely go for a leather dress that has more of a lose fitting and you will be able to style it so many different ways.

You can try a more unexpected styling (you all know already that I’m digging those ones for sure) and chose a pair of really cool sneakers and a denim jacket.

I’m pretty much obsessed with leather, so I will be styling more leather pieces in future posts… just stay close 🙂

Dress and bag: Zara

Jacket: Gap

Shoes: Adidas Superstar

Bracelet: Aliexpress

 

Back to school – outfit ideas

Hello my lovelies,

August means that summer is almost gone and even if it seemed too short, summer break is over and it’s time for “Back To School”.

I remember that for me, going back to school it was always a great reason to go shopping and renew my wardrobe for the new season.

Even if it’s a long time since I graduated college (we are not even talking about high school because I’ll start to feel old haha), for today`s post I was thinking what I would wear if I had to go back to school now. With that being said, I created some outfit ideas that are school appropriate, comfortable but still stylish.

Look no. 1:

Dress: Old

Shirt: Ross

Backpack: Aeropostale

Shoes: Converse

Hat: H&M

Look no 2:

Top: H&M

Skirt: Bershka

Backpack: BCBG

Shoes: Converse

Look no.3:

Top: American Eagle

Jeans: Ross

Shoes: Converse

Bag: BCBG

Cardigan: H&M

Look no.4:

T-shirt: American Apparel

Jeans: Zara

Jacket: Gap

Pins: Aldo

Shoes: Sam Edelman

 

 

 

 

Funky pencil skirt

Hello my lovelies,

When I start putting together my outfits, I always do it accordingly to how I feel.

If you ask my friends to use one word to describe me, they will say for sure – bubbly. I am a fun-crazy kid, with a bubbly personality, so I feel that a funky kind of style represents me the most.

I am a total sucker for crazy prints: animé, cartoons, pop art, everything that is colorful and fun.

When I saw this skirt at TopShop, I felt in love with the print. I though that I can create a lot of looks that will show more of my bubbly personality.

Be fun, dress funky, even if your outfit is not perfectly composed, the most important thing is how you feel when you are wearing it.

I had a lot of fun during this photoshoot and I just let my inner kid to come out and play with some balloons.

 

Pencil skirt: TopShop

Top: Nordstrom

High heels: Steve Maddden